What’s on this week in food: April 15-26 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on this week in food: April 15-26

whats on in brisbane april 15Wednesday 15 Consider yourself quite the connoisseur when it comes to whisky? Head along to Nant Whiskey Cellar & Bar in the Emporium tonight and you can test your tastebuds in a battle between Nant’s smooth whiskies and some of the finest American bourbon. Who will come out on top? That’s up to you to decide! Email them quick smart to book your place at the event. Friday 17 Food trucks, live music, outdoor beverages and an underground bar to party the rest of the night away? Sounds like a pretty epic Friday night to us! Brooklyn Standard is making good use of their laneway, inviting 3 food trucks and old school DJ’s to help them party every second Friday night for the next few months, and tonight’s will be the best event yet! Saturday 18 Love beer? Well Brisbane Beer Fest is the festival for you, with over 100 craft beers, regular beers and ciders from breweries like Stone & Wood, Little Creatures and plenty more taking over the Eatons Hill Hotel backyard. Bacchus Brewing are even going to shake things up with a special Lamber Lager brewed especially for the master of ceremonies for the event, Sam Kekovich. There’ll be plenty of food and music too, but we know it’s really all about the beer. Sunday 19 Dreading Monday already? Let Blackbird postpone it a little longer with a sunset Aperol Spritz or two in their garden bar. Along with the spit roast, cocktail jugs, pork cubana sliders and their glorious view of the river, they’ll have you thinking summer never even ended. Monday 20 The folks at Moose and Gibson have spruced things up. New and exciting things have been happening and now they’re all done and ready for your eyes and stomachs to devour. For us new menus are like the latest gossip mag – and the hint of a new brekky dish has us spreading rumours more than Beyonce’s latest hair. The new autumn menu has been out a few weeks and it’s about time you went and sussed it out, because rumour has it, it’s tastier than One Direction. Plus the café has a brand hipster look to check out – what more reason do you need? Tuesday 21 Tippler’s Tap aren’t all about the bevvies, they also do some pretty delish eats. More specifically, tacos. To get the best deal though, you have to get your loose change there on a Tuesday. Because no one ever does cheap tacos on a Monday. For just two measly dollars you’ll get a taco stuffed with spicy beef, cheese, salsa, coriander and natural yoghurt. Guacamole will cost you an extra 50 cents, but hey, treat yourself! Wednesday 22 Are you the person who has an answer for everything? Plum Tucker is where you need to be on a Wednesday night. Every week they host trivia, for a night where your abundant knowledge of pointless information will actually come in handy. Or maybe you aren’t so wise and are just tagging along for the food? The delicious, hanger-busting food… Either way, Wednesday nights at Plum Tucker will satisfy everyone. Be sure to book a table and get your thinking caps on from 7-9pm. Thursday 23 Rock’s Brewing Company is taking over the Archive taps for the weekend and they’re putting on some fine fare to celebrate. You can meet the brewer himself before getting your hands and mouth on a Rocks beer and toasty Reuben sandwich for just $19 and then continue on with a few taster paddles of Rocks other brews. Can’t make it on Thursday? You’re in luck; you’ll be able to get Rocks and Reubens right up until Sunday 26th. Friday 24 It gets hard chasing food trucks all over Brisbane, so thank goodness for festivals like Eats & Beats, who bring all the best meals on wheels to one spot. The second delicious event for the new Logan festival, the likelihood of being able to walk away from this one without a food baby is pretty small. It’ll either be a roll away situation or camping for the night. Make a note to wear your stretchiest pants on the 24th of April, and keep an eye out on the Visit Logan Facebook page for details on where it’s all going to go down. Saturday 25 The Shafston Hotel are filling their laneway with food trucks, music and both craft and classic tinnies for ANZAC Day. The day will kick off at 12.30pm with The Last Post and an action-packed two-up tournament, with food trucks and bars to continue the chilled-out festival well into the evening. King of the Wings, New York Dogs and Gourmet BBQ will be there with some sizzling eats, along with plenty of brews from Green Beacon, Somersby and more. Once you’re fed and watered, hang out and listen to live music until well after sunset. Sunday 26 The Downey Park Food Trucks are coming back for the third round of their drool-worthy meals on wheels. Get along to Downey Park in Windsor from 3-6pm for ten of the best food trucks around, with plenty of options for you to umm and aaah over, including a new doughnut dessert van that we’re mighty excited to try. After the events past of successfully selling out, you’ll want to get there nice and early with your elbows at the ready, just in case you need to do some gentle but aggressive nudging while you’re queuing.